Welcome, Class of 2023!
We are excited for each of you to be part of the Class of 2023, and can’t wait for you to join us in July.
New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation will be Tuesday, July 30, 2019 to Friday, August 2, 2019 and attendance is mandatory.
On Monday, July 29, students will be able to visit ICOM and pick up their ID badges, iPads, parking passes, locks, and try on their white coats. It is highly recommended you plan to pick up these times on July 29 so you are ready for Orientation on July 30. These items will not be available for pick up before Monday, July 29. You will pick up your iPad and your ID badge from Information Technology (IT). IT will also be available during this time to help with iPad set-up and questions (advance sign-up is required for iPad and badge pick-up).
To sign-up for a time to try on the White Coats please visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0F4DAFAC2EA5FF2-white. This should only take a few minutes.
To sign-up for a time to meet with IT visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0F4DAFAC2EA5FF2-itorientation
The schedule for New Student Orientation will be posted at a later date.
Supply List for doctor’s bag
This Doctor’s Bag Supply List is the clinical supply requirements for medical school. These items need to be purchased by the second week of school.
Emergency Contact Information
Each student needs to fill out his/her Emergency Contact Information. This information will ask for your local school address, so please do not fill it out until you have secured housing and know where you will be living once you start school. The form is due by July 29.
The following requirements need to be completed prior to matriculation:
Academic Handbook and Technical Standards Signature Sheet
Physical Examination with Medical History
MMR Positive Titer
Hepatitis B (3 shots and Titer)
Varicella (2 shots or Positive Titer)
The 2019-2020 ICOM Student Health Insurance is now available. The plan is overseen by Relation Insurance and is provided by National Guardian Life.
The plan documents and waiver portal is available at http://4studenthealth.relationinsurance.com/icom.
Students may waiver out of ICOM Student Health Insurance if they have coverage through parents, spouses, the health exchange, or Idaho Medicaid. (Out of State Medicaid will not be accepted.) If a student does not submit a waiver by the deadline, the student will automatically be enrolled in ICOM Student Health Insurance.
The waiver portal is available until July 26, 2019 for Fall semester through the portal. After this date, if a waiver has not been submitted, the student will automatically be enrolled in the ICOM Student Health Insurance plan and the insurance charge will not be removed from the student account.
If a waiver is approved, the charge to the student account will be removed. This may take up to a week after the waiver has been approved.
Student Introduction Videos
We would like each student to do a quick video to introduce themselves. This video will be shown at New Student Orientation. The students really enjoyed this last year and the opportunity to get to know one another better.
Student Polo Survey
Each student will receive an ICOM Polo during Orientation. Please fill out the Student Polo Information by Monday, July 1.
The polos come in a general fit and a ladies fit. Please review the sizing for each fit and choose the appropriate size in the survey. Information on sizing is available at:
Each incoming student should have received an email from Google with a link to activate their ICOM Student Email account. If you have not received this link or the link has expired, please email Kyler Monaghan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sometime in the next two months, you will receive an email from JumpCloud to set up your account with a username and password. JumpCloud allows you access to ICOM’s systems, including the iPad and apps. Please set up your JumpCloud account as soon as you receive the email. If you have questions or difficulty setting up your account, the IT Department contact information is located at https://www.idahocom.org/information-technology
Library and Booklist
The ICOM Library is a great resource for incoming and current students. Most of your books will be on your iPad or in a digital format. To see a list of required books, visit: https://idahocom.libguides.com/home/textbooks
White Coat Ceremony
The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine’s White Coat Ceremony will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019 in the Boise Center East. Family and friends are invited to attend the event. The time will be announced at a later date.
If you are looking for a roommate or would like to network with current and incoming students about housing, please join the ICOM Housing Google Group. An invitation was sent to all incoming students. If you cannot find the invite or need it resent, please email Sharon Eisenbarth at email@example.com or Liz Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Aid Timeline
ICOM requires all incoming students to have official transcripts on file with their bachelor’s degree posted in order to start coursework. If you did not have your bachelor degree complete and posted to your official transcripts when you applied for medical school through AACOMAS, we will need you to have your college or university send officials to us before you start coursework on August 5. Additionally, if you have completed any other coursework since applying through AACOMAS, we need an updated official to add to your record.
Transcripts MUST come directly from your college to us. They may be mailed to:
Denyce Drinkall, Registrar
Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
1401 East Central Drive, Meridian, ID 83642
OR you may also have them sent electronically to my email at email@example.com.
NOTE: If you already have all your educational records reflected in AACOMAS, we do not need another set.
If you need your enrollment at ICOM verified by a school official, that goes through the Office of the Registrar. In most cases, students will have a form that needs to be completed and validated by ICOM. After completion of the information, those forms will be forwarded to the address requiring the verification or, in rare circumstances, returned to the student in a PDF format.
If you do not have a form that needs to be completed but need your enrollment verified, please go to the ICOM website and under Students/Registrar, https://www.idahocom.org/registrar, you will see a link to our forms. One of those is an Enrollment Verification form. Please complete the form with the details, save it and forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your name has changed since applying through AACOMAS, visit the ICOM Registrar webpage and you will see a link to our forms. One of those forms is a Name Change form.
Two things about this:
Your Social Security card with your name change on it is a mandatory document
If your ICOM email has already been created, we will not be able to update it with your new name.
Since finances are typically connected to your social security number and your name, that change must have taken place legally in the social security system in order for us to change it at ICOM. Complete the form entirely, save it and send the form AND your two forms of identification with your new name on it to email@example.com.
Student portals will not be activated until your course schedule is populated and billing for the fall semester is done in early July. Right now the student portals are only a shell with just your personal information in them. When the portal is activated, you will see your fall schedule and your billing information.
NOTE: When we activate the portal, you are going to need your student ID that was sent to you for purposes of making your deposit to gain access. If you can’t locate it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get it.
Axiom Fitness has four locations around the Treasure Valley with multiple fitness classes and facilities. A discounted membership rate is available to ICOM students. The special rate includes:
No enrollment fee
Pay only first month’s dues to start
Month to month with no contract
Access to all 4 valley locations
$25.39 + tax per month
To join Axiom Fitness utilizing the special ICOM rate, please use the link and the promo code “icom”
Boise State University Recreation Center and Intramurals
Boise State University's Recreation Center has a variety of recreation and fitness opportunities for students. ICOM students can utilize the Boise State University Recreation Center at the in-state university students membership rate. More information about the membership rates can be found at https://rec.boisestate.edu/membership/membership-types/
To become a member, submit an online Membership Request with a copy of the current semester schedule and an ICOM photo ID.
Treasure Valley YMCA
Treasure Valley YMCA has four facilities spread throughout the Treasure Valley which include a variety of resources and activities including:
Healthy living activities
Child, youth and family programs
The YMCA will waive the individual enrollment fee for ICOM students. They also offer a sliding fee scale and no annual commitment.